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On 8 October, France attacked an Isis training camp in Raqqa, capital of the group’s self-proclaimed caliphate in north-eastern Syria. It was believed to house foreign fighters, including French nationals, but Hollande denied they were targeting a specific individual.
In all, France has carried out about 1,300 sorties in Iraq, with 271 airstrikes destroying more than 450 terrorist targets. Only a few strikes have been carried out in Syria. It is using six Rafale multi-role fighter jets stationed in the United Arab Emirates and six Mirage 2000 fighters deployed in Jordan.
originally posted by: chishuppu
originally posted by: spy66
originally posted by: chishuppu
a reply to: spy66
so they told no one yet you are telling me all about how you know about what they told no one. I don't know buddy.
The media have already made a News report on the subject. At least here in Norway.
I am yet to revieve an answer from anyone how they verify a claim from a group or how that group expresses that claim.
After the attacks against Charlie Hebdo editorial on January 7, was France's terror preparedness is raised to the top level; Alert atentat. It was lowered for the rest of the country for a week, but Paris still has operated with highest terror level until yesterday's coordinated terrorist attack.
Contingency level implies a definitive threat; that one expects a major terrorist attack and work to defend against this.
As a consequence of the raised readiness level was 10,000 military and 1,000 police officers stationed around the country to protect potential terrorist targets, many of which were still deployed when terror struck again yesterday. In recent months, synagogues, landmarks and government buildings have been specially guarded.
But despite the preparedness level in Paris was at its highest, the city was hit again.
One of the eight alleged terrorists have been identified. Police have identified him through fingerprints. He described as a man who was known by the French ette direction as a radicalized.
Arrest a week before Intelligence Blogger Sofrep writes that French police and intelligence several weeks ago was in meetings with German federal police to discuss an impending terrorist attack against Paris.
"This is not confirmed, and the newspaper has not been able to find others based on own sources report this".
It now is clear is that the 51-year-old who was arrested in Bavaria last week, linked to yesterday's terrorist attack in Paris.
The man was arrested by the German-Austrian border on November 5, including firearms, explosives and hand grenades in his possession. He was heading for Paris, writes The Guardian.
Eight hours before the terror struck yesterday, stormed the French police station Gare de Lyon, after notification of a bomb threat. A man should have been arrested, and the station was evacuated.
Despite it raises the level of terror, there have been three minor terrorist attack against France before yesterday koordinete action in Paris.
• 19 April 2015: A French-Algerian man kills a woman in Villejuif while he prepares attack on a church. He imposes himself gunshot wounds and are shortly after arrested by the police.
• 27th June 2015: One person was arrested after an attack on a gas plant east of France. One person was beheaded during the attack.
• In August, a 26 year old Moroccan overpowered three tourists in it he attacked with Kalashnikov on a fast train from Amsterdam to Paris.
- In July, grenades and large quantities of explosives stolen from a military facility in a Miramas southeast France. Thieves should have come away with 200 detonators as well as grenades and plastic explosives.
In addition to increased surveillance of military and police since January, the French continue direction operated with broader powers the past six months.
In May adopted France a new and comprehensive surveillance law, including giving the intelligence opportunity to monitor phone activity and email without judicial orders.
originally posted by: Agree2Disagree
a reply to: chishuppu
the war on Iraq? Sorry I didn't know we were at war with Iraq...I thought we were at war with a terrorist organization operating within the borders of Iraq...
The U.S. military failed in the early years to recognize the role the disbanded Baathist officers would eventually come to play in the extremist group, eclipsing the foreign fighters whom American officials preferred to blame, said Col. Joel Rayburn, a senior fellow at the National Defense University who served as an adviser to top generals in Iraq and describes the links between Baathists and the Islamic State in his book, “Iraq After America.”
The U.S. military always knew that the former Baathist officers had joined other insurgent groups and were giving tactical support to the Al Qaeda in Iraq affiliate, the precursor to the Islamic State, he said. But American officials didn’t anticipate that they would become not only adjuncts to al-Qaeda, but core members of the jihadist group.
originally posted by: Cinrad
How did they choose their targets, assuming they didn't just bomb indiscriminately?